Edwardsville Tennis Coaches, Program Receive Regional Awards

Emily Kloostra, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

With free clinics for kids and a professional tennis tournament, the Edwardsville Tennis program has it all. The USTA St. Louis District recognized the team’s efforts and named the program the St. Louis Organizational Member...

CDC: Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses Are Increasing

Taylor Meek, A&E Editor

September 19, 2019

Researchers are still searching for the reason vaping is causing severe lung illnesses. “On Tuesday, a 50-year-old Kansas City woman died from a vape related illness,” NBC News reported. Secretary of Kansas Department...

Good Weather Gallery To Open, Showcase Local Art

Cassi Reaka, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

When walking down Main Street, one can wander in and out of locally owned shops, grab a pastry or smoothie, or even a meal, and will soon be able to view and appreciate local art. The Good Weather Gallery will hold its grand...

Edwardsville City Council Approves Sale of Marijuana

Katelyn Harris, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Cannabis is being legalized throughout Illinois starting Jan. 1, 2020. Despite this, cities can pass a local ordinance to opt out of selling it. According to the Riverbender, communities can’t opt out of personal use; they...

Tiger Den Expands Horizons

Cassidy Reaka, Student Life Editor

September 5, 2019

The EHS Tiger Den has become a staple of many students’ daily routines, but just three years ago the Den was only three coffee pots and a dream. The Tiger Den started as a way to provide real life work experience for students...

StuCo Unveils Homecoming Theme

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2019

Glittering lights, hand-painted skylines and vibrant faux graffiti will greet EHS students on the evening of Oct. 12. StuCo members announced this year’s homecoming theme, “A Night in the City”, on Aug. 26. Although the...

New Club Podcasts Its Way onto the Scene

Katelyn Harris, Staff Writer

August 29, 2019

EHS has acquired a new club: podcasting. Eh English teacher Lauren Mudge, the club co-sponsor, said the club has been a “growing project.” The idea came from The Digital Storytelling Project that Ms. Mudge did with her...

Project 612 Brings New Recycling Plan to EHS

Emily Kloostra, Staff Writer

August 29, 2019

Although plastic recycling at EHS is gone, food recycling is stepping up to take its place. Project 612 proclaims “let nothing go to waste” and donates uneaten food from the EHS lunchroom to area food pantries. Started...

Pritzker Signs Bill Increasing Illinois Teachers’ Salaries

Taylor Meek, A&E Editor

August 29, 2019

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a new bill on Aug. 15. “J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation raising teachers’ minimum salary to $40,000 over four years to address the statewide shortage of classroom teachers,” the Daily Herald re...

Newest EpiPen Bill Passed In Illinois

Katelyn Harris, Staff Writer

August 22, 2019

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill on Aug. 8 that says that health insurances or managed care plans must provide epinephrine injectors for anyone 18 or under. An epinephrine injector is used to treat a life-threatening...

Conspiracy Theories Grow with News of Jeffrey Epstein’s Death

Ryan Stewart, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

The controversy sparked with the outing of financier Jeffrey Epstein as a sex trafficker had wide ramifications and brought up many conversations in the media about power and abuse. Epstein’s apparent suicide has also served...

Mr. Battle to Become Administrator at EHS

Joshua Perry, Co-editor-in-chief

May 10, 2019

Marvin Battle, the director of EHS’s band program for 19 years, has announced that he is taking an administrative position at the high school next year. “I’ve always been a person who likes challenges and being an Administrator i...

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